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Bill (weapon)

The bill was for many years the mainstay weapon of British infantry. Descended from agricultural tools, the bill was a chopping blade with several spiking projections mounted on a staff of six or seven feet. George Silver, a great fan of the bill recommended that the overall length should be from the ground to two fist grips beyond one's upper reach, making it 7 feet or so.



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